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Voices & Visibility LGBT History Event Sat 8th Feb 2020

 

Join us in celebrating LGBT History with Voices & Visibility: Uncovering Hidden Stories in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The Diversity Trust is proud to be co-hosting this free afternoon event in collaboration with Aerospace Bristol. You will hear inspiring personal testimonies from speakers – Caroline Paige, Rob Hurley, Finn Mackay and Pom Pom.

Date: Sat, 8 February 2020 
Time: 12:00 – 16:00 GMT

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(A packed lunch will be provided)
Location: Aerospace Bristol, Hayes Way, Patchway, BS34 5BZ 
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Voices and Visibility Speakers Sat 8th Feb 2020

 

Caroline Paige is a retired RAF navigator with a thirty-five-year flying career that includes eighteen operational deployments. In 1999 she became the first transgender officer to serve openly in the British Armed Forces. Caroline is a Patron of Liverpool City Region Pride and Honorary President of her former Air Cadet Squadron.

 

Rob Hurley is a Landing Gear Systems Engineer at Airbus in Bristol. He’s also co-chair and founder of Airbus; LGBT+ Network. He’s worked for Airbus for 15 years. Three years ago he decided enough was enough and plucked up the courage to talk to Airbus about the subject and a few months later, Pride@Airbus was born. For the last three years, he’s brought his whole self to work every day and is a happier, more confident person and a better Engineer because of it.

 

Finn Mackay is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at UWE Bristol, with a PhD from the Centre for Gender & Violence Research at the University of Bristol. With a professional background in Youth Work, Finn has worked in domestic abuse prevention in the education sector for many years, as well as being a feminist activist; in 2014 Finn founded the London Feminist Network, which revived the London Reclaim the Night. Finn still works with and delivers training for social workers and health professionals on gender-based violence.

 

Christina Riley 

 

You will hear from the Alphabets LGBTQ Youth Project, run by the Diversity Trust, which provides LGBTQ youth work and activities across South Gloucestershire. There are monthly sessions in Yate. You will get the chance to hear from some of the LGBTQ young people and volunteers who work with and attend the group.

We are also hosting Drag Queen Story Time at the event. Drag queen Story Time aims to capture the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood, while giving children glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Providing glitz and glamour, with a camp twist, it is the story time event not to be missed.

Also hosted at the venue is the Revealing Stories exhibition created by Outstories Bristol.

 

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